On Gift Horses, Mouths and Looking Therein

As is true of any East-Coast liberal elite (born, transplanted or otherwise), I love the finer things in life. Wine tasting, Sunday brunch and, of course, Jon Stewart. Despite the fact that he is an unabashed Mets fan and supporter of all things New Jersey, I still believe there is no finer news source on American television. That’s why I watched with interest as he touched on a topic that my friend, Mr. Lung, recently brought up.

http://origin.www.thedailyshow.com/sitewide/video_player/view/default/swf.jhtml

 

Watching this kind of reminded me of RSBS‘s good friend, Manny Ramirez, and the events that led up to his “transfer” to the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles. I mean, you want to talk about someone taking a crap on the people paying his bills, Manny would have to be right up there. He’s far from the worst and at least with Manny we kind of expect it. After all, there is a reason that the phrase “Manny being Manny” has become accepted in the baseball lexicon.

However, although other players may not have the chutzpah to come right out and say the same things as him, they usually find a way to show their true feelings (right along with their true colors).

For instance, when Kyle Farnsworth found out last week he was being traded from the Yankees to the Tigers, he cried. Yes, a grown man making millions of dollars a year cried like a little baby because he had to move from the Big Apple to the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is Detroit. I can understand being upset but crying? C’mon man. Have a little pride. I’ve been pretty up front about my distaste for Mr. Farnsworth but even I expected better than that.

Anyway, I’m sure there are even better examples out there (aside from the obvious Latrell Sprewell and Shawn Chacon) but I’ll leave them for our intrepid readers and the always watchful Mr. Lung.

-A

6 Comments

FYI Jeff: I’ve answered your question.
http://newmexicanyanksfan.mlblogs.com

A- I wasn’t blogging at the time, but how did you survive the Tigers’ start?

well Farns wasn’t all out raining from the eyelids but he got teary in the middle of a postgame interview when asked questions about the trade. i hatttted seeing the guy coming into the game until this season. he grew on me and i felt bad for him. you could tell he really liked being a yankee.
one guy that really went out to show his true colors: good ole pedro. any guy that would right out slam an old guy to the ground with thousands of eyes watching him has some balls.
http://flairforthedramatic.mlblogs.com

True story, V. Though I’d have to say that Zimm had some balls himself to be going after a man young enough to be his grandson. Ha! Farnsworth… I bet he wasn’t crying when the Cubbies got rid of him!
NMYF — Allen is kind of quiet on the comments, but I’ll point it out to him. He still hasn’t gotten over 2006, let alone 2008’s tumultuous first half plus some, so you can be sure he’s off crying somewhere himself.
–Jeff

I gotta defend Pedro. That old fool was charging him like a rhino. Pedro did a generous side-step move that avoided punching the crybaby (see post-game press conference) right in the mush.

Steve T
http://soxblog.mlblogs.com
Unabashed Pedro Supporter

Nine minutes and fifty-five seconds of McCain bashing with no mention of how correct the whole premise is. Typical JS, non-stop liberal ranting and nary a chance of keeping the score even by poking fun at Barack. I liked your article though, and I know it was a tweak of McCain for p*ssing in his own backyard. However, the liberal brainwashing you have been given at K-zoo is deafening.

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